The Flora Fountain was constructed by the Agri–Horticultural Society of Western India in 1864, out of a donation by Cursetjee Fardoonjee Parekh. Designed by Richard Norman Shaw, it was sculpted from imported Portland stone by James Forsythe. A magnificent statue of the Roman Goddess is installed at the top of the structure, making the fountain edifice look even more beautiful. However, according to some, its white coat of oil paint has to some extent marred the antiquity of the fountain.
Located in the heart of South Mumbai, Flora Fountain is very close to the Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus as well as Churchgate. Within walking distance of the fountain, you can find some of the most impressive institutions and buildings of Mumbai, such as the University of Mumbai, the old Secretariat, the Gateway of India, the Bombay High Court, the Central Telegraph Office and many other heritage buildings. The fountain is especially beautiful at night when illuminated.